The author of ´´We Are Called To Rise´´ offers a story of four complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become intertwined by networks of secrecy and tragedy as well as small acts of kindness. A novel of community, ideal for book groups.
The Midnight Room: Ronica Black
Saved, rescued, fished-up, half-drowned, out of the deep, dark river, dry clothes, hair shampooed and set... Set in a 1930s Paris of shabby hotel rooms, seedy bars and drunken encounters, Jean Rhys´s semi-autobiographical portrayal of a young woman´s sexual encounters is a searingly honest exploration of loneliness and yearning. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Don't miss this thrilling new standalone novella in the bestselling Midnight Breed vampire romance series! As a former Hunter bred to be a killing machine in the hell of a madman's lab, Breed vampire Scythe is a dangerous loner whose heart has been steeled by decades of torment and violence. He has no room in his world for love or desire--especially when it comes in the form of a vulnerable, yet courageous, Breedmate in need of protection. Scythe has loved--and lost--once before, and paid a hefty price for the weakness of his emotions. He's not about to put himself in those chains again, no matter how deeply he hungers for lovely Chiara. For Chiara Genova, a widow and mother with a young Breed son, the last thing she needs is to put her fate and that of her child in the hands of a lethal male like Scythe. But when she's targeted by a hidden enemy, the obsidian-eyed assassin is her best hope for survival . . . even at the risk of her heart. MIDNIGHT UNBOUND is a 37,000 word novella in the ´´steamy and intense´´ (Publishers Weekly) Midnight Breed vampire romance series from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian. ´´It was such an AMAZING feeling to be diving back into the dangerous and sensual world of the Midnight Breed... Although this is a novella, it reads like a full-fledged novel. So much action, tons of suspense, and a healthy dose of alpha male lovin. ... If you are looking for a fast-paced, paranormal romantic suspense, full of passion and heart, look no further than MIDNIGHT UNBOUND. Make room on your TBR for more Midnight Breed novels, because you will become HOOKED from the start!´´-- Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting-pot metropolis it is today, ´Round Midnight is the story of four women - one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness - whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata´s secret when she opens her employer´s door to that Chicago businessman - and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, ´Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women´s lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007893/bk_sans_007893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a former Hunter bred to be a killing machine in the hell of a madman´s lab, Breed vampire Scythe is a dangerous loner whose heart has been steeled by decades of torment and violence. He has no room in his world for love or desire - especially when it comes in the form of a vulnerable yet courageous Breedmate in need of protection. Scythe has loved - and lost - once before and paid a hefty price for the weakness of his emotions. He´s not about to put himself in those chains again, no matter how deeply he hungers for lovely Chiara. For Chiara Genova, a widow and mother with a young Breed son, the last thing she needs is to put her fate and that of her child in the hands of a lethal male like Scythe. But when she´s targeted by a hidden enemy, the obsidian-eyed assassin is her best hope for survival...even at the risk of her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007812/bk_tant_007812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping new thriller from the author of The Poison Artist - selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club with Simon Mayo It´s after midnight, and SFPD homicide inspector Gavin Cain is standing by a grave in the El Carmelo Cemetery when he gets the call. Cain knows there´s something bad in the coffin they´re about to exhume. He just doesn´t know what. Only that it made a dying man certain he was going to hell. But now a chopper is on its way to take Cain to city hall on the mayor´s orders, and after 30 years in the ground, the mystery of Christopher Hanley´s coffin will have to wait a little longer. In its place, Mayor Castelli lays out the pieces of a different but equally disturbing puzzle. Four photographs of a blonde woman the mayor claims he doesn´t know. The last showing her naked and shackled to a bed. And a note claiming worse are on their way. Unless Castelli takes his own life first. Castelli wants the blackmailer caught, and Cain is the only detective he trusts to do it, but as Cain starts to look into the mayor´s past, he finds himself being drawn towards a place as dark and terrifying and full of secrets as the grave itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Flavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001045/bk_orio_001045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.